Query: Pennsylvania -- Archeology
Records
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Conservation Analytical Laboratory
Dates:
1963-1983
Size:
15.5 cu. ft. (15 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 576
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the Conservation Analytical Laboratory's (CAL) work with Smithsonian Institution curators and collections during the tenures of John H. Olin, Robert M. Organ, Jacqueline S. Olin, and Eleanor McMillan. They also document the Laboratory's extensive training programs and its wide contacts with other museums, both in the United …

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Records
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary. Special Assistant to the Secretary (Richard Hubbard Howland)
Dates:
1957-1985
Size:
17 cu. ft. (17 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 618
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records deal in some degree with Howland's work as Head Curator but mostly describe his assignment as a Special Assistant. Records include wide correspondence with furniture dealers, professional organizations, learned societies, historical preservation groups, and prospective donors. There is also some material documenting Howland's work on the Smithsonian Associates …

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Silvio A. Bedini Papers
Dates:
1952-1993
Size:
13 cu. ft. (13 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 02-221
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession primarily consists of Bedini's correspondence and memoranda with Smithsonian colleagues, scholars, professional organizations, publishers, and the general public documenting his research activities for special projects and publications including research into scientific instruments. Also included are Bedini's publications; book reviews; research notes; photographs of scientific instruments, individuals, and exhibitions …

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Wilcomb E. Washburn Papers, with Office of American Studies, Records
Creators:
Washburn, Wilcomb E.
Dates:
1966-1985
Size:
12 cu. ft. (12 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 87-055
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of a combination of Office of American Studies administrative files and Wilcomb E. Washburn Papers documenting his travels, professional affiliations, St. Mary's City and students.

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Grant Records
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of International Relations
Dates:
circa 1964-1997
Size:
28 cu. ft. (28 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 01-030
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of accepted Smithsonian Foreign Currency Program grant records, which document international funding requests for development in museum collections, scholarly research initiatives, and public programs. The material consists of correspondence, memoranda, and notes; grant applications; applicant proposals; financial reports; biographical information; review committee summaries; audit information; and meeting …

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John Peabody Harrington papers
Creators:
Harrington, John Peabody, 1884-1961
Dates:
1907-1959 (some earlier)
Size:
683 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NAA.1976-95
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Harrington was a Bureau of American Ethnology ethnologist involved in the study of over one hundred American tribes. His speciality was linguistics. Most of the material concerns California, southwestern, northwestern tribes and includes ethnological, archeological, historical notes; writings, correspondence, photographs, sound recordings, biological specimens, and other types of documents. Also of concern are general linguistics, sign language, writing systems, writing machines, and sound recordings machines. There is also some material on New World Spanish, Old World languages. In addition, there are many manuscripts of writings that Harrington sketched, partially completed, or even completed but never published. The latter group includes not only writings about anthropological subjects but also histories, ranging from a biography of Geronimo to material on the history of the typewriter. The collection incorporates material of Richard Lynch Garner, Matilda Coxe Stevenson, and others. In his field work, Harrington seems sometimes to have worked within fairly firm formats, this especially being true when he was "rehearing" material, that is in using an informant to verify and correct the work of other researchers. Often, however, the interviews with informants (and this seems to have been the case even with some "rehearings") seem to have been rather free form, for there is a considerable intertwining of subjects. Nevertheless, certain themes frequently appear in his work, including annotated vocabularies concerning flora and fauna and their use, topography, history and biography, kinship, cosmology (including tribal astronomy), religion and philosophy, names and observations concerning neighboring tribes, sex and age division, material culture, legends, and songs. The fullness of such materials seems to have been limited only by the time Harrington had to spend with a goup and the knowledge of his informants.

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Myron Bement Smith Collection
Creators:
Smith, Myron Bement, 1897-1970
Dates:
circa 1910-1970
Size:
192 Linear feet
Collection ID:
FSA.A.04
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

The Myron Bement Smith collection consists of two parts, the papers of Myron Bement Smith and his wife Katharine and the Islamic Archives. It contains substantial material about his field research in Italy in the 1920s and his years working on Islamic architecture in Iran in the 1930s. Letters describe the milieu in which he operated in Rochester NY and New York City in the 1920s and early 1930s; the Smiths' life in Iran from 1933 to 1937; and the extensive network of academic and social contacts that Myron and Katharine developed and maintained over his lifetime. The Islamic Archives was a project to which Smith devoted most of his professional life. It includes both original materials, such as his photographs and notes, and items acquired by him from other scholars or experts on Islamic art and architecture. Smith intended the Archives to serve as a resource for scholars interested in the architecture and art of the entire Islamic world although he also included some materials about non-Islamic architecture.

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Richard Emerick films
Creators:
Emerick, Richard G.
Dates:
1953-1954
Size:
Film reels (color silent sound; 2053 feet)
Video recordings
Collection ID:
HSFA.1991.09
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Collection consists of films shot by Richard Emerick while he was a graduate student. Collection also contains a video recording and associated texts. Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an …

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in HSFA.1991.09 for Pennsylvania -- Archeology
Records
Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Engineering and Industry
Dates:
circa 1948-1988
Size:
18.81 cu. ft. (18 record storage boxes) (1 12x17 box) (1 film box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 397
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of correspondence and memoranda pertaining to horology, exhibit proposals, manufacturers of engineering equipment, models, collections management, minutes of meetings, acquisitions, and installation of exhibits. Also included are blueprints for the Hall of Heavy Machinery; exhibit scripts from Power and the Early Steam Engine and for Building the …

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Exhibition Records
Dates:
circa 1980-2002
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes) (7 folders oversize material)
Collection ID:
Accession 05-017
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The records offer primary documentation of natural history exhibition production at the Smithsonian. Exhibits include "Ainu: Spirit of a Northern People," "Spiders!," "Japanese Ceramics Today: Masterworks from the Kikuchi Collection," "5000 Years of Korean Art," "Seeds of Change," "Ocean Planet," "Crossroads of Continents: Cultures of Siberia and Alaska," and "Vikings: The …

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